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Jonah's On The Beach

Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 5181
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood chowder” (13 reviews)
“pappardelle” (3 reviews)
“salmon” (11 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it - the food was very OK, but at an exorbitant cost. The restaurant likes to bill itself as something special, and it does feature pretty spectacular views, but even these are not sufficient to distract you from the ordinary food and...More

1  Thank manofcows
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Late xmas lunch with family, had the set price $55 3 course menu and we all loved it. My fussy two teenagers, wife and I as well as my parents, something for all of us, the food was fabulous and the view is wonderful. We...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are staying at Noah's for a few nights and popped in to Jonah's for a late lunch on our arrival. The staff were 'over it' and after waiting for ages to be seated we were basically dumped at our table and ignored, we had...More

Thank LumpyMattress
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic views there was a storm at the time we visited, we had been informed the seafood chowder was good four people ordered it all were disappointed,the chowder was served in wide rimmed wide soup bowl very shallow and luke warm the only seafood Reconisable...More

Thank 891elso
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been 20 years since stayed/eaten here, but congratulations to restaurant staff - meals 1st class, good menu and steak was perfect.. service helpful Breakfast also very good..

Thank David P
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We had some international business guests visiting and with the benefit of daylight savings this is a great view to share with them. While there may be better quality food at some other establishments the quality here is still very good and with the added...More

Thank 153cherylw
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The food here is standard for a hotel restaurant but the view of the ocean is amazing and certainly is a highlight of a visit. Staff are friendly and attentive making a meal here a pleasant experience

Thank AAAMM1
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Food was great and in abundance. Staff were incredible. Drinks kept flowing. Fabulous atmosphere and decorations and Jungle Kings band topped it off beautifully. Freshly shucked oysters from Dawson's so fresh and all you could eat. I'm returning next year. Incredible view! Amazing...More

1  Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Booked a table ahead for lunch and had a great spot next to the window with a great view-a memorable spot for our daughters graduation lunch. Very friendly and helpful service with good insights into the meals on offer. We tried the seafood platter for...More

Thank crussher
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Four adults lunched Sunday 1st October. Have visited Jonah's lots of times and have always been impressed. They provide a total dining experience which includes excellent food, wine list, ambience, view, service and reasonable prices. We decided on the $55 three course lunchtime special. Entrees...More

Thank jtfwb
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17 June 2016|
Response from MelGol77 | Reviewed this property |
Hi $88 2 courses $115 3 courses $130 4 courses If you go to website it shows all you can pick from also if you pay extra they do matching wines
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Response from Wazza303 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual or dressed up is OK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$34
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 5181
  • E-mail
Relax and enjoy our magnificent ocean views... Jonah's On the Beach offers a food and beverage service of the highest calibre. We will cater to your needs to the level you require from a romantic dinner for two to parties, weddings and corporate functions. Open 7 Days for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Full Buffet Breakfast - $28.00 Per Person
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